Tag Archives: robbery

Thieves use sledgehammers to break into garage

Police were called on Sunday 11th August at around 7.05am to reports of a burglary at Halsall Garage in Halsall Road.  Around 12.30am on Sunday, a number of offenders broke into the building using sledgehammers. The thieves took a quantity of cigarettes, alcohol and cash before making off from the scene.  The garage was closed at the time of the

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Armed robbery at local farm sees man shot

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot and firearms stolen during an armed robbery in Aughton. Police were called around 9.40pm on Sunday, July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane. Officers, including armed police, attended the address and found the man, 65, had been shot

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A 20-year-old man has been charged after two attempted robberies at Post Offices. Detectives launched an investigation after the two attempted post office robberies on Friday, July 18th. The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm when a man entered County Road post office and made a demand for money brandishing a firearm. He left the scene having failed to get

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Two local post offices targeted by man with firearm

Local detectives are appealing for information after two attempted post office robberies in West Lancashire. The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm this afternoon (Friday, July 19th) when a white man wearing dark clothing entered County Road post office and made a demand for money brandishing a firearm. He left the scene having failed to steal anything. At around 4.10pm

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Police appeal for witnesses after daylight knifepoint robbery

Local Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery on Monday afternoon. Around 3.20pm Monday, June 24th, a 36-year-old man was walking with another man in Firbeck, Skelmersdale when they were approached by two men on the footpath close to the dentist surgery. One of the men was carrying a knife and threatened the victim demanding cash. The 36-year-old

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Police release CCTV image of man they wish to identify after robbery in Skem

Detectives investigating a gunpoint robbery in Skelmersdale in November 2018 have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify. Police were called around 8.50pm on November 21 following reports of a robbery at the Food Store in Bearncroft. A man had entered the shop holding a black handgun demanding cash and cigarettes from a shop worker. The offender

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